Austria, Conchita Wurst, 1

At Eurovision in Concert on April 5, Conchita Wurst blew us away with her emotional performance of “Rise Like a Phoenix”. That sausage was really cookin’, y’all!

But we were already fans of Conchita before we saw her sizzle on stage. Earlier in the day we caught up with her to discuss how long it takes her to put on her face, what it’s like to swim with a painted-on beard, and the fact that she is not transgender. “[Dana International] is a transgender person and it’s such a huge decision and it’s just incredible what you have to go through to become a woman,” Conchita tells us. “But me as a drag artist, this is just dressing up and painting.”

Austria, Conchita Wurst, 1

We also touched on the subject of Aram Mp3’s controversial—and potentially misinterpreted—comments on LGBT people. “This is exactly why I’m doing what I do,” Conchita says. “He said some very awful things and I really need to talk to him about that.”

And they did talk about it. Please note: we conducted this interview hours before the Aram Mp3-Conchita Wurst Peace Accords and all is still well. Conchita has not regressed or forgotten the power of his apology (even if the audience in Amsterdam has).

Are you feeling Miss Wurst? Isn’t she a natural on camera?

Watch our interview with Conchita in London and in Copenhagen.

You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious
opinion, post is pleasant, thats why i have read it completely

Ani Meshorer
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Really glad Conchita won. I am masculin, but have a very strong feminin side which shows in my sensitivity and showing emotions (and by wearing make up I guess, although I do that for other reasons, nothing to do with trying to test gender roles). Many people call me a male with a female personality and soul. A lot of people I pass on the streets ask me if I’m male or female ; which I don’t mind, females are no bad people so why be insulted in being called one? 🙂 Of course there is one big difference with… Read more »

someone
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someone

This article lacks some very important information.
Is conchita passive or activa gay?
Has it had any anal tears, sphincter tears, colon tears?
Has it had any anal surgery, sewing up the tears?
The world needs to be informed about everything!
Western Europe is homo, is degenerated, will not survive for long…

Perrington Kennsington
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Perrington Kennsington

It is the bias,partial liberal media that makes the biased, intolerant, pro-homosexual stance that if you do not personally support gayn-ess/lesbian-ess then you are in intolerant. Some people actually do not have any need for preference for homosexuality in their life and therefore do not have a need to SUPPORT it. I care as much about people who want to have sex with the same sex partner as much as I care about someone who prefers to have oral,fetish, missionary, anal or reverse cowgirl sex with a differing sex partner. The same is true for a man who want to… Read more »

Rogsec your a hypocrite
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Rogsec your a hypocrite

@Rogsec, you are entirely right, gays have unequal rights in most countries and suffer gross discriminations. However the fact remains that @Zara stated sometimes, not all the time. You need to take a look at yourself, stop raging at trolls and admit that a chick with a beard is both unsettling and awesome

Karl
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Karl

I’m so glad WiWi has finally addressed the fact that she is NOT a transvestite, transgender, or hermaphrodite. She is a DRAG QUEEN! She is also an incredible live singer, and will be the dark horse in this sea of ballads that is Eurovision 2014.

Lolilly
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Lolilly

What’s funny is that Conchita forgave him and is less offended than some of these uneducated racists, commenting below about how Aram is a homophobe and they’re going to “punish” him for it blah blah…If Conchita can move on, so can you. Besides, she (Conchita) herself said her favorite song was Aram’s.?
People get it through your thick skulls, you cannot make Aram a homophobe.

Rogesc
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Rogesc

@Zara Gays sometimes have more rights than straight people?!?! maybe you should watch the news. Than you would know that in most of the countries it is FORBIDDEN to be gay and you could even get killed for it! Gay people would have the same rights as straight people if they could marry and adopt children etc. Sadly enough, in only a few countries they have these rights! LGBTs are still fighting for EQUAL rights, so it is absolutely ridiculous to state that gays sometimes have MORE RIGHTS than straight people. Before you rave out nonsense, you should gain some… Read more »

Zara
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Zara

I dont get it. She was shaving when she she/he was a male, now she is dressing like a women but forget to shave. Why she/he is trying to look so ugly and unnatural. She/he is cute in her original look as a male. I cant take it and cant stand it. Aram was right and nothing wrong with what Aram said about him/he/it. Only one thing Aram didnt consider that he is in Eurovision contest and cant say what he thinks. Unfortunatelly Aram, being gay is normal and sometimes gays are having more rights than normal people.

NargizAZE
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NargizAZE

She is so lovely! I like her song, hopefully we will hear her in the final, too! Good luck! 🙂

Marcelo N
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@ Charles – I have to agree with you. But nevermind, things will be more “real” in May, as the vast majority of the audience (millions and millions) have not been following the controversy, let alone our small discussions on blogs 😉 We do it for the fun, and from time to time something more serious comes up (as in this case the sad truth that the world is still filled with homophobia, etc.) Let’s just enjoy our little pre-ESC squirmishes and get down to business in a few weeks. Anyway, attention to the songs and the national representations would… Read more »

Rogesc
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Rogesc

She is such an honest and nice person. I’ll never understand why people on this earth would reject her solely because of her appearance.

Charles
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Charles

Too much “gay agenda” going on … and too little “music agenda” being focused on … for that I’ll say “shame on us” because we are all responsible for the disaster Eurovision has become … People want this debacle between Austria and Armenia … it’s the 2014 Eurovision toy in everybody hands … and either one hates it or worships it … it’s in our own hand the responsibility for this all fuzz: we gave the performers the power to be in the centre of attention. Had we focused on the music and less on what they think, do, eat,… Read more »

Rashad
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Rashad

I like the way how rationally she explains things. Good luck Conchita!

This is my opinion
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This is my opinion

I am worried that NEXT we might hear Conchita and Aram getting together lips to lips or Aram mp3 raped Conchita etc.. Sorry but these are adults and if you are gonna play raugh in that way how on earth would you expect others to take you seriously and respect that you are actually meant to work on your preparation for such a big competition, it’s childish how they react both media and artists like Aram and conchita, sorry but thats my opinion

This is my opinion
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This is my opinion

This is getting ridiculous. There are much more important news about eurovision song contest, they are bringing articles like this about Artist personal life etc. Aren’t they meant to concentrate on what is called Eurovision Song Contest. Aram and Conchita are this year’s raugh players who are happy to fall into trap when they open their mouth to people who ask them questions other than their preparation and their songs for Eurovision Song contest, when they answer irrelevant questions they lead to wrong direction and end up getting attention what they aim for but that shouldn’t be tolerated, these bad… Read more »

Fan
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Fan

Please interview Vilija Mataciunaite from Lithuania!

GVFLONDON
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GVFLONDON

Conchita is clever, talented and comes across as a very strong and fun person.
TEAM CONCHITA all the way !!!!!!

Sodom
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Sodom

People like Conchita disgust me. Put on some pants you freak.

Dan
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Dan

@Willy Lee Adams Thanks for being careful .

I have seen below that you replied me .Well I say what I feel . I feel that you use them(I mean controversy) for entertainment. You can take interview without asking about same things. If you be careful ,for both of them ,the topic is not pleasant to discuss.

If you continue like this ,you will harm ESC .It will turn into a big fight .I hope you realise that .

Dan
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Dan

@Frank And you sound more like a B*tch. Do you have eye on me or what? . You seem desperate . You want to try some or what ? I hope you know what I mean.If you feel disgusted then control your words.

San Marino 2015
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San Marino 2015

And I’ve just clicked stories on russia, denmark, the netherlands, romania, albania. I think the variety is great, but please MORE VALENTINA!!! 🙂

Jericho
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Jericho

@timselvision: you have a really selective memory. I’ve just seen stories on Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, etc. And where are all these articles on San Marino? I would love more San Marino

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Totaly agree with Dan, the most articles here are about Valentina, Molly, Ruth, Conchita, and the songs you don’t like (like Georgia & the Netherlands) get only articles in a negative way. That’s not nice.

But, anyway, this is suprising. I actually thought Conchita was a transgender. 😮

suzy will win
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suzy will win

I think she’ll win

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@ Willy Lee Adams,
Whoever posted this video did not clearly state that this interview is old. It’s only all the way on the bottom of the whole writing part, and not many people read it. It should have been in the title. However I still think people are taking advantage of this whole thing and still “milking it.” Enough everyone.
Please get it through your heads that you cannot make Aram a homophobe. 🙂

Lolilly
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Lolilly

@ LETS TALK
If “shame on you, wiwibloggs” is an attack, then YOU, and all of the other haters, literarily, “killed” Aram MP3 a thousand times already!
It’s not necessary to start this whole misunderstanding all over again and wiwibloggs is having too much fun with it. So for tem taking advantage of the situation, I will repeat, “shame on you wiwibloggs.

Marcelo N
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@ Julian – Just as you seem so interested in discussing the new terms you discovered: Of course this has been done before! As a matter of fact, some similar acts could be found even in the 1920’s and 1930’s in Europe (and not just Western Europe, for that matter). I personally dislike the term “gerderfuck”, not for its meaning, which implies some playfulness and resistence to the strictly established gender division, but for the “-fuck” in it. It strikes me as unnecessary aggressive. You will agree that not everyone can “give a fuck” about gender. You and I were… Read more »

LETS TALK
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LETS TALK

LOLILLY

U ATTACKED WIWIBLOGGS TOO. SAD

Julian
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Julian

@Jericho I have to disagree with that. I was one of the very many people that I thought this is new, outrageous, have not been done before. What it is not is less important than what it is because it is not many things and still you do not know what it is. Once all people will realize that it has already an established name which is a variety of a “drag queen” act that is called “skag drag” or “genderfuck”, when they will realize it was done before, is nothing to fear, I am sure it will be accepted… Read more »

Jericho
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Jericho

@Julian: Given all the hate Conchita has faced I think we have to move in baby steps. Establishing that she is not transgender is an important first step 🙂

Julian
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Julian

A lot of tension still. Conchita Wurst is not a “transgender women” ok. Conchita Wurst is a “drag queen” but this term was not all covering either. The correct terms are Conchita Wurst is a “skag drag” or a “genderfuck” . When all people will realize that I am sure it will be more easily accepted and we can turn back to music.

Jericho
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Jericho

@Dan: the last thing I want is news about Holland. That song is #36 or #37 for me alongside Belarus.

San Marino 2015
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San Marino 2015

Love Conchita! But why swim with your fake beard? BAD IDEA!!!

Frank
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Frank

@Dan: you sound like a total c*ck — or should I say Wurst?

Lolilly
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Lolilly

This is not a new interview. Conchita and Aram have met already and discussed and resolved their issues. Posting this interview is another way of starting the whole thing over again. Shame on you wiwibloggs.

Julian
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Julian

Apparently, from what I have just written, this is not as new as I thought. Conchita Wurst is a particular case of “drag queen” and is more accurately described as a “skag drag” or a “genderfuck”.
If more people would be aware of this terms I am sure that it will be better accepted.

Mike
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She is such a darling! People have to vote for her in May, even if they don’t like her way of living. Because her song is so amazing!

Dan
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Dan

@Wiwiblog you also have you part in this story .Using same topic to get attention and views .

Why would not you write more about other countries? Like The Netherlands ? What we see is only Conchita ..Enough already .

WE GOT IT .THEY TALKED !FINISH!.
Let them concentrate on their songs .

Charles
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Charles

Conchita liest mir gut …. egal was du bist … halt nur deine Klappe und einfach sing … That would bring less headaches … Danke! People in Eurovision spend too much time promoting themselves and forget that there is a song behind it all … But I get it: controversy love-hate and everything non-musically related seems to be a lot more fun … sadly. Once this whole storm is over … I want silence.